9/20/2017 9:58:00 AM Hamilton Heights FFA competes at State Livestock Skillathon
Members of the Hamilton Heights FFA Chapter (from left) Josiah Allee, Katie Anderson, Lane Slaton and Brady Brennan work on quality assurance questions at the State Livestock Skillathon Judging Contest, Sept. 16. Participants answer questions based on medicine and feed labels.
Bridget Williams, Emily Peterson and Grace Allee work on quality assurance questions at the State Livestock Skillathon Judging Contest, Sept. 16. Participants answer questions based on medicine and feed labels.
ARCADIA - Eleven students from Hamilton Heights FFA Chapter competed in the State Livestock Skillathon Judging Contest on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Contest was hosted by the Purdue 4-H Extension at the Purdue ASREC.
The Hamilton Heights 4-H Senior Team placed 2nd and is advancing to the National Livestock Skillathon Judging Contest in January at the National Western Livestock Show in Denver.
Two members from the 4-H team placed in the Top 10 individual division; Lane Slaton placed 5th and Josiah placed 7th.
The team also was the Top Team at the Clinton Central Skillathon Contest Sept. 9.
In total Saturday, there were 307 individuals making up 94 teams. All of Heights' teams placed in the top third of the contest.
The FFA teams were 6th and 25th overall.
Livestock Skillathon is a contest for 4-H and FFA members to identify meats, equipment, breeds, and feeds. They are also engaged in placing classes of hay, wool, meats, and livestock. Contestants must also be able to read medicine and feed labels and understand the basics of the livestock industry.